PSLV blast-off marks first fully commercial launch

April 23rd, 2007

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C8 (PSLV-C8) has been launched successfully today from Sriharikota. PSLV is carrying the Italian Satellite Agile along with it. The countdown progressed smoothly for the first commercial launch of PSLV-C8 with a 352 kg Italian astronomical satellite onboard from Sriharikota spaceport, about 150 kms from Chennai. “The atmosphere is calm and […]


Jayalalithaa gets bomb threat

April 23rd, 2007

Security has been beefed up near the residence of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa after an anonymous letter threatening to kill the former chief minister was received, police said on Monday. The letter, received at the office of Jaya TV on Sunday, threatened to assassinate Jayalalithaa. It also asked the channel to “stop its criticism of Chief […]


Gold medal awarded to Indian sexologist

April 22nd, 2007

Dr D Narayana Reddy has been awarded the Gold Medal Award 2007 by the World Association for Sexology for his pioneering work in the field of sexual health in India. The award was presented to him during the 18th World Congress of Sexology at Sydney, Australia, on April 15, Reddy a sexual medicine consultant, said […]


Chennai lad Narain Shankar ruled the roost

April 21st, 2007

Chennai lad Narain Shankar ruled the roost winning both the races in the second edition of the JK Tyre Racing Cup motor sports series held here at the MMSC race track at Irungattukottai, Sriperumbudur, near here today. It was a beehive of activity at the track with drivers in 19 cars from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, […]


IBM to open fourth facility in Chennai

April 21st, 2007

International Business Machines (IBM) is set to open its next major facility in Chennai. The 3.75 lakh square feet centre, presently under construction at the DLF IT park at Manapakkam, will be IBM’s fourth facility in Chennai and is expected to be operational by the end of June this year. The facility, which will function […]


Prof.G.V.Loganathan’s family reaches US

April 20th, 2007

The family members of Professor G V Loganathan, who was killed in the shooting spree at the Virginia Tech University, have arrived at the institute to perform his last rites. As many as nine members of the Loganathan family flew into the Dulles International Airport, Virginia, where they were met by staffers of the Indian […]


Youngest author in India is from Chennai

April 18th, 2007

Eight-year-old Raja Monsingh, who has just released his first book, Pizza, Paisa, Peace, a child’s perspective on how to acquire everything a person could need in the world. And as India’s youngest author so far, Monsingh has strong words for the vices in the world. About three feet tall, Monsingh comes across as an unusual […]


Passports issued to G.V.Loganathan’s family

April 18th, 2007

Both the Central and the State government have been quick to announce relief measures for the bereaved family of Prof.G.V.Loganathan, who was killed in a shootout on the Virginia Tech university campus in the US two days back. The regional passport office here today issued passports to the kin of Professor G.V. Loganathan. “We’ve issued […]


Canadian immigration norms relaxed to skilled persons.

April 18th, 2007

Good news pours in for job-aspirants to Canada. Yes, the Canadian Immigration authorities besides relaxing the norms have expedited the Visa issuing process to skilled persons. Speaking to reporters yesterday, World Wide Immigration and Consultancy Services chairman and managing director B S Sandhu said that the company has already received 1000 applications which are under […]


Chennai Professor & Indian Student Girl killed in Virginia shooting

April 17th, 2007

As many as 33 people, including an Indian American professor of engineering and another Indian studuent, were killed and at least 15 injured when a gunman went on a shooting spree in a top US university campus Monday morning before turning the gun on himself. Loganathan, 51, was born in the southern Indian city of […]


Invitations sent out for Abhishek – Aishwarya Rai wedding

April 14th, 2007

Two of India’s hottest movie tars, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, have sent invitations to their private wedding this month, a newspaper reported Thursday, adding to the hype over nuptials that have been kept strictly under wraps. For weeks now the Indian media has been reporting that the couple will wed in a small private […]